Here Are Some Good Out-of-Town Reporter Tweets About Philly
I’ve had some fun this week writing about journalists complaining about being stuck in the car line, and other journalists getting mocked on Twitter by angry Philadelphians. But not every out-of-town reporter had angry things to say about Philadelphia.
Take Gawker editor Alex Pareene. In a piece that’s mainly complaining about covering the convention in Philadelphia, he comes off as funny instead of whiny.
“I generally like — or at least do not actively dislike — both liberal politics and the city of Philadelphia, and yet, this week, I hate both of those things,” he wrote. He wants to cut conventions to two days, and hold them when it’s not so freaking hot out. Conventions “should be held in cities with places to eat a decent inexpensive lunch near the arena that isn’t a fucking Aramark vendor in a tent selling $4.50 bottles of water when it’s 104 fucking degrees out,” he writes. See, now there’s a way to comment on the location of the arena without calling it the “Worst. Convention. Ever.”
Pareene wasn’t the only one with nice (or funny) things to say about the city. I found a bunch of tweets about the city that were funny, or thoughtful, or just said nice things. enjoy!
My favorite part of the night at Dnc is putting two dollars into a giant bag of money held by a metro worker to get into subway
— Liz Goodwin (@lizcgoodwin) July 29, 2016
OH at the Electric Factory, after bouncer mentions finding lots of fake IDs: "What underage kid is trying to sneak into a super PAC party?"
— Emily Schultheis (@emilyrs) July 29, 2016
Site of a previous political convention in Philadelphia. Was quieter but hard to get credentials pic.twitter.com/4m552xmfvs
— carl hulse (@hillhulse) July 28, 2016
Also the wifi sucked https://t.co/AWeGfu8q9X
— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) July 28, 2016
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) July 28, 2016
#44s in Wells Fargo Center history, ranked:
1. Barack Obama
2. Kimmo Timonen
3. Janne Niinima
— Ben Rothenberg (@BenRothenberg) July 28, 2016
Philly is Bae.
— Sam Sanders (@samsanders) July 24, 2016
how long does bill clinton get into his speech before he begins arguing with hecklers about the crime bill?
— Jim Newell (@jim_newell) July 26, 2016
If you're in Philly, you GOTTA stop by Philly AIDS Thrift. Esp if you're Hillary Clinton — the deal of a lifetime pic.twitter.com/r0py40e1AO
— Caity Weaver (@caityweaver) July 26, 2016
— Ryan Beckler (@RyanBeckler) July 26, 2016
My #DNCinPHL now complete. Witnessed Fmr Sen./gov Bob Graham tell Dave Barry: "You don't know diddly-squat about frogs."
— Karen Tumulty (@ktumulty) July 26, 2016
Fun fact: all the streets in Philadelphia are named after Taylor Gourmet sandwiches
— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) July 25, 2016
I like Philly's emerging skyline. Several of the modern towers are pleasing to the eye. pic.twitter.com/Ryb9XjPaxv
— Jeff Mapes (@Jeffmapes) July 29, 2016
You take that back right now, and I won't remind anyone that @Dartmouth was my safety school.
— Elizabeth Banks (@ElizabethBanks) July 24, 2016
I can't believe that I waited on Ubers to leave the past few nights. The subway was the move! #DemsInPhilly
— deray (@deray) July 29, 2016
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